The traditional farmhouse, 1995-

It connects naturally and ingeniously with the cultural landscape, not only with the patina of weathering, but also through the adequacy and ability for dialogue. It establishes a spatial relationship and connects with the cultural landscape despite the confident expression. The cultural landscape of Switzerland sporadically bears witness to many different characteristic building constructions: It was the thick-walled houses with “Sgraffiti” in Engadin, the low laying eaves and gables around Bern and on the upper Lake of Zürich the log buildings with umbrella roofs verging the fields. Why did so many different types of housing develop in Switzerland? How did the Märchler farmhouse actually evolve into this kind of form, structure and impression?

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